Siegfried, Azuma, Nelson, Prinz Rupprecht, Des Moines. What do all of these ships have in common? They all have overmatchable bows! Heck, practically *EVERY* ship in the game has an overmatcheable bow if Yamato or Musashi are shooting at it. That means Siegfried, for example, isn’t as good as Edinburgh; Edinburgh has a 30mm bow, and Siegfried’s is 26mm. Siegfried would be just SO much better with a 32mm bow, but right now it’s “situational.” Or Yamato — the best battleship in the game, because overmatch means you don’t need to use your brain, and you just instantly win, right?!
WRONG. People put way too much stock in bow armor. Point and forget. A built-in strategy that requires little maneuvering. And yet something that won’t serve you well in ships with overmatcheable bows. Well, I propose a New Year’s Resolution. Overmatch is definitely a thing that can make the game hard for you, but if you use both your brain and the handy-dandy armor viewer, you can mitigate damage by angling the armor that isn’t on your bow or your stern.